5 WEEK - PENCIL DRAWING CLASS
INSTRUCTOR: DAVE MCSPADDEN
Tuesdays From 6:00P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
September 25, October 2, 9, 16, and 23rd, 2018
$40 per week - $150 in advance
This is a class designed to explore and develop the basics of drawing in both black and white and color pencils. This is a hands-on workshop designed to develop skills in basic drawing, understanding light and proportion control as the fundamental to all visual art media. Your completed class work product will include still life, animals, landscapes, portraits and greater confidence.
CHECK OR CASH PAYMENT REQUIRED AT THE FIRST CLASS. Contact Dave at email@example.com for more information
STUDENTS TO PROVIDE DRAWING PAPER AND PENCILS (MINIMUM 3 DENSITIES OF LEAD), A MINIMUM OF 20 DIFFERENT COLOR PENCILS, A WHITE GUM ERASER AND A STURDY 12” RULER.
Location: ART on the Square classroom.
113 FRANKLIN, WAXAHACHIE, TX
Tuesday Evening class: 6pm - 8:30pm
Class limited to 12 to insure individual attention. Minimum 6 required to start a class.
NOTE: DEADLINE TO REGISTER September 18, 2018
MCSPADDENDAVE@GMAIL.COM - or CALL/TEXT 214-732-2456
CLASS DATES: Starting November 6 and running thru December 18. (no class Nov. 20).
TUESDAYS: Nov. 6, 13, 27 - Dec. 4, 11, 18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CLASS INSTRUCTOR: STEVE MILLER
This series of classes, 6 total, will focus on three foundations of oil painting, and really, creating art in general: Composition, Value and Color.
Learning or strengthening these three pillars of visual expression will move you in the direction of well composed, harmonious paintings.
We will first consider the pros and cons of using photo reference and how to strengthen a photo reference by altering the composition and values it contains.
This will move us into composition ... arranging the elements in a painting so that it is visually pleasing. Creating thumbnail sketches of your proposed painting will give you some quick visuals of how the elements come together, before you actually start a painting. The goal of a good composition is to guide the viewers eye to the focal point, or the main reason you were drawn to the subject in the first place.
We will also look at value and how it effects the mood of a painting and gives it some depth, and how value and color work together.
Finally, we will look at palette options, and what is gained by limiting the palette to fewer colors. If you have never worked with a limited palette, this will be a great opportunity to see the many benefits it brings to the easel. Limiting the palette will simplify the painting process, fine-tune the color mixing process and unify the painting, giving the work harmony. Harmony is simply an arrangement of things that is pleasing. When a painting has the structure supplied by color harmony, it’s easier for the brain to understand.